Expansion celebrated

McLaren Flint named a top 10 Southeast Michigan hospital

FLINT — McLaren Flint, the 378-bed tertiary hospital serving all of Genesee County, has been recognized as a top 10 Southeast Michigan hospital by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019-20 Best Hospitals ranking. Now in its 30th year, inclusion in the distinguished ranking demonstrates a healthcare provider’s proficiency in the delivery of its care and the resulting patient […]

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State Treasury providing farmers relief when applying for loans LANSING — Michigan farmers who sustained devastating crop losses due to this spring’s heavy rain and flooding can now receive relief when applying for low-interest loans, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. The state Treasury Department has begun implementing the $15 million Agriculture Loan Origination Program. Approved by the Michigan […]

Advocating for the public good

With the local election season upon us (Tuesday was the primary election for mayoral races in Flint and Burton, along with millage proposals in the Byron and Fenton school districts), now is a good time to reflect on the virtues of civic engagement for the public good. It is my belief that that responsibility extends to organizations such as ours. […]

Drone operator’s coalition seeks injunction against county parks

GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan Coalition of Drone Operators has gained a court date for a judge to hear their case for a preliminary injunction against Genesee County Parks to cease their regulation of drones, also known as ‘unmanned aircraft’ in the local parks. Earlier this year the parks commission approved an ordinance restricting the use of the machines to […]

Back to the Bricks is expanding

FLINT — This week, Back to the Bricks announced its expansion by opening and administrative office in the Ferris Wheel at 615 South Saginaw Street in Downtown Flint. Back to the Bricks now occupies an office on the 7th floor of the building. Al Hatch, Chairman of the Board and Founder of Back to the Bricks indicated that as Back […]

HAP Community Health & Fun Fair is a success

FLINT TWP. — Health Alliance Plan held the HAP Health & Fun Fair on Aug. 3 at 2050 S. Linden Road, at the southwest corner of Linden and Corunna roads. More than 40 mid-Michigan community partners were there sharing information about available resources for kids, families and seniors. There were free immunizations from the Genesee County Health Department, free MIChild […]

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Art exhibit SWARTZ CREEK — Artists Colleen Ford and Greg Maul present their latest works through Aug. 17 at the Swartz Creek Art Gallery, 8048 Miller Road, Suite G. The show, entitled “Living Waters,” is a salute to conservationists and water protectors. — L.R. Tune-Up Party SWARTZ CREEK — A Back to the Bricks Tune-Up party will take place from […]

Township opts out of four of five marijuana businesses

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday opted out of allowing four out of five types of medical marijuana businesses in the township. “I don’t know why everyone is so afraid,” Trustee Barb Vert said before the vote. “It’s already around. I think people have the wrong perception. They think it’s people walking around smoking joints.” Supervisor […]

Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute hosts survivor celebration at FIA

FLINT — Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute (GHCI) will host a celebration of cancer survivors on Aug. 15, from 5-8 p.m. at the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA), located at 1120 E. Kearsley Street in Flint. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres as guests stroll through the FIA’s art gallery. At 6 p.m., GHCI will conduct a brief […]